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general formula

[¦jen·rəl ′fȯr·myə·lə]
(chemistry)
A formula that can apply not only to one specific compound but to a series of related compounds; for example, the general formula for an aldehyde RCHO, where R is hydrogen in formaldehyde (the simplest aldehyde) and is a hydrocarbon radical for other aldehydes in the series such as CH3 for acetaldehyde and C2H5 for proprionaldehyde.
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For dimension 3, we put a ball in a cube also we get a general formula as we are obtained it in dimension two, and the results are compared with the Ehrhart polynomial.
First, the general formula of the WACC in FGS (2006) is derived from the equality between the average return on both side of the market-value balance sheet.
That general formula, which is common called "2/3 and 50%" (or "7/50"), is residual in nature, in that it applies to any amendment other than those contemplated by the other sections.
The essays of Western Traditions, like the assignments in the first-year courses, are not isolated exercises in following a general formula for research but are ways of enhancing and deepening understanding of the subject.
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Over the years, a general formula has evolved which we believe has worked well," says Suzanne Crager, RIMS vice president-conference.
A more general formula which deals with the different forms of loans, and also operates even when the rate of interest attached to the loan is equal to the discount rate (i.
But a general formula for determining the number of possible arrangements, given any number of points, hasn't been found.
Focused Session 4 was dedicated to MAX phases - a class of ternary carbides and nitrides with nanolaminated structure and general formula Mn+1AXn (where M is an early transition metal, A is an A-group element from IIIA to VIA, X is either C or N, and n=1, 2, 3 ).
Key statement: A rubber composition that can be used for the manufacture of tires, based on at least one diene elastomer; one sulfur-based crosslinking system; one inorganic filler as reinforcing filler; one coupling agent of general formula I below: [(HO).
The ability to justify a general formula is by no means commensurate with a student's proficiency in deriving such a generalisation.
The general formula for reliability, which is at least a century old, is:

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